THOR: THE DARK WORLD Prelude Tells More Of Thor's Story In THE AVENGERS
Spoilers for the prelude comic book to Marvel Studio's Thor: The Dark World have popped up online - bridging the gap between The Avengers and the discord spreading across the nine realms in Thor's upcoming sequel.
If you were wondering what Thor was up to during the first 30 minutes-or-so of The Avengers, this first prelude issue to Thor: The Dark World will have the answers you are seeking. Full on Spoilers below so turn away now if you plan on purchasing the comic tomorrow and wish to know nothing about the story.
The issue picks up some time after the events of the first Thor film. With the Bifrost in ruins thanks to the climactic battle between Loki and Thor, the enemies of Asgard are seizing the opportunity to exploit an adversarial weakness. It's implied that Hogun will play a significant role in Vanaheim's conflict with The Marauders as he is Vanir not Asgardian. Stuck in Asgard, Thor keeps a watchful eye on Jane Foster through the all-seeing abilities of Heimdall. Jane is also keeping busy, she's working on a device that will create a wormhole which will allow Thor to return. She builds a prototype machine but it fails spectacularly. This is probably how Thor will return to Earth in the film and how the other Asgardians will be able to get to the other Nine Realms.
The comic then fast forwards to one year later, with The Realm Eternal still in repair mode. Everyone has pressing concerns about looming conflicts with the Trolls, Marauders, Badoon and Ice Giants and have seemingly forgotten about Loki, having written him off for dead. Except for his mother Frigga who uses her powers to locate her foster-son in Chituari space with Thanos, The Other and their army. Its Frigga who alerts Odin and Thor to Loki's plan regarding the Tesseract which prompts Odin to lead Thor to a room with a large "Dark Energy" generator. However, harnessing this power will have unspecified negative consequences on the All-father and Thor. Indeed we see Thor arrive on Earth or Midgard if you will, but he crashed into a mountain and is badly damaged. So it would appear that while we saw Loki arrive and get taken into custody by The Avengers in the early beginnings of the film, Thor was crash-landed, unconscious and reeling from the effects of the Dark Energy. And that's the end of Part one of the two issue limited series. I'm hoping that the next issue will show what effect the Dark Energy had on the All-Father and what's happening in The Realm Eternal post-Avengers.
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Marvel's Thor 2 Prelude (2012) #1
(w) Craig Kyle, Chris Yost
release date: June 05, 2013
"An all-new adventure leading you directly into the upcoming Marvel Studios blockbuster THOR: THE DARK WORLD!What happened to your favorite Asgardians between the events of THOR and THE AVENGERS? What comes next? Find out here!Thor! Loki! Odin! Heimdall! Jane Foster! Sif! The Warriors Three! All this, brought to you by the powerhouse creative team of writers Craig Kyle (THOR: THE DARK WORLD executive producer) and Christopher Yost (THOR: THE DARK WORLD co-writer) and artist Scot Eaton (CAPTAIN AMERICA)!"
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